The Finance Department encompasses most aspects of school and district money management. These include budgeting, enrollment projections, accounting, payroll and benefits, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, inventory control, and asset management.
We are here to support our schools, families, staff, and community. Please contact us if you need more information about the district’s finances or business processes.
How does the Moses Lake School District receive funding?
Our revenue comes from three main sources:
STATE Our primary source of revenue is from the state. The state allocates school funds based on the number of students we have and other considerations.
FEDERAL We also receive general fund revenue from the federal government. Most of those dollars can only be used for specific programs, such as special education or extra help for students from low-income families.
LOCAL We currently receive revenue from local property taxes in the form of a school levy. This levy plays a crucial role in providing our students with a comprehensive and high-quality education. It helps cover expenses that the state doesn't fully fund, including activities, athletics, arts, music, libraries, safety, and security.
Here are the revenue sources for the 2023–2024 school year: